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Frederick DouglassAmerica's Prophet$
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D. H. Dilbeck

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781469636184

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636184.001.0001

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The Crisis of the Union

The Crisis of the Union

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(p.93) 7 The Crisis of the Union
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Frederick Douglass
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D. H. Dilbeck

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636184.003.0008

This chapter describes Douglass religious interpretation of the cataclysmic events of the American Civil War. It details how Douglass believed God worked through the conflict to end slavery. The chapter emphasizes Douglass’s deep hopefulness, even in dark times, that God would mysteriously move in history to eradicate slavery.

Keywords:   American Civil War, Religion and American Civil War, Religion and abolition, Slavery and religion, Slavery and providence

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